Mother charged after gunfire at Bargain Hunt in Southaven

Mother charged after gunfire at Bargain Hunt in Southaven
Published: Apr. 13, 2015 at 9:00 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 14, 2015 at 10:36 AM CDT
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(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A mother, who was shopping with her two children, ended up firing a gun inside a busy Southaven store on Sunday.

It happened at the Bargain Hunt on Stateline Road.

Investigators say Stephanie Scrivener's gun was inside a diaper bag when it fired.

She now faces charges for discharging a weapon within city limits.

How the gun went off is still a matter of investigation.

Police say they heard two stories: the gun fired when it fell to the floor and the gun fired when a child pulled it out of the bag.

Shoppers say they don't care how it happened.

"There should be some kind of repercussions," Joshua Braswell said. "If you're going to carry, make sure you do it safely. That could have been my kids in there"

Police have Scrivener's weapon and are still investigating what led to this accidental shooting.

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